The hardworking staff is begging the organizers of the next Massachusetts U.S. Senate debate between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren to implement this rule:
The candidates can only utter the same sentence or statistic twice in the course of the debate. If either candidate violates the rule, he or she doesn’t get to talk for five minutes.
That was the Verbal Groundhog Day debate last night on WBZ-TV/AM/Webstream. Warren and Brown had two things to say on every issue, and that’s all they said.
Official Campaign Outsider summary:
• If you picked “bipartisan” for your drinking game, you were knee-walking by 7:13.
• Scott Brown bordered on the thuggish in his attacks on Warren, no more so than during his opening volley on her soi-disant Native American heritage.
Memo to Sen. Brown: Leave that to your in-house organ Boston Herald.
Bonus helpful hint: Don’t refer to Professor Warren as “she.” Like the hardworking staff’s old man used to say, “Who’s she? The cat’s mother?”
(Yeah – we have no idea what that means either.)
• Brown totally kicked ass on the Travelers Insurance exchange.
• How many viewers/listeners/streamers knew what “sequestration” is?
• Raise your hand if you’re voting on who gets to approve Supreme Courts nominees in the next four years.
Yeah – us neither.
Up to now, most Massachusetts voters have only known the candidates through their television commercials.
Scott Brown wasn’t as good last night as his TV spots (Brian McGrory notwithstanding).
Elizabeth Warren was better than hers (except for this one).
Regardless, Scott Brown won last night’s debate.